Lege, Cara L.

September 9, 1932 - December 13, 2013

Cara Lynn Legé, of Frisco, Texas, died on December 13, 2013.

Cara was born in 1932 in Crowley, Louisiana to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lyons.

She was preceded in death by her husband C. M. Legé, her parents, and a brother, C. C. Lyons.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Marty (Mauria) Lynn Legé of Frisco, and a brother, Harold Lyons, also of Frisco, and an extended family of cousins.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, and her Master’s Degree from McNeese University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Post graduate studies were done at the University of Houston and University of Wisconsin.

Her early professional years were spent teaching elementary grades.  And though she was appointed to a position at the university level later in her career, Cara never lost her abiding love for children.  It was a sustained, gentle part of her life.

She retired from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, College of Education, in 1980, when it was known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana.  While there Cara, on the faculty, was an Educational Consultant, acting as liaison between the state department of education and surrounding school districts.  She also served as an Educational Diagnostician in the Special Education Department.

After her retirement, Cara and her husband moved to Horseshoe Bay, Texas.  Cara was instrumental in founding the Horseshoe Bay Women’s Golf Association.  She was its first president, and watched it grow to become one of the largest and most successful women’s golf associations in Texas.

Cara moved to Frisco in 2000 to be near her daughter, and quickly became active in the community.

She was a member of the Frisco Chorale, the Frisco Republican Party, and Stonebriar Community Church Choir.  Cara was also a Frisco Library Foundation Member.

Cara was a freelance writer who was often quoted in the Dallas Morning News and the Washington Times.  She published magazine articles and a children’s book, “The Feu Follet”.

Cara was a mother, wife, caregiver, and survivor.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252


5 replies on “Lege, Cara L.”

Joanne Jackson says:

May your fond memories bring you comfort, as well as the promise of a future resurrection.

Claudia Lyons Foster says:

Mauria and Harold: I am so sorry to hear of Cara Lyn’s passing. To my memory, she was a beautiful person, inside and out. My heart will be with you both during this holiday season. Love to you both.

Carla Vincent says:

Mauria–Read of your mom’s passing in the Advertiser a little while ago. I left a message there but didn’t know if you would get it. I was very sorry to learn that your mother had passed. I’ve missed seeing you over the years at our class reunions. Hopefully we will see each other at the next one. I hope that this finds you well and I hope your mother’s passing was gentle and her transition from this life to the next was an easy one. Take care.

David Priddy says:

Marty – please accept my condolences in the loss of your mother. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

David B. McCullough says:

Many happy memories from Crowley High School days. Graduated with Cara Lynn in 1950. She was a happy person and a friend of mine. May God bless you all. Fondly, David

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